The current outbreak of fungal meningitis has reached its 19th state. The first case in the state of Rhode Island has been reported. Out of the 23 states who received shipments of steroids from the New England Compounding Center, only four have yet to report an actual case of fungal meningitis. The deadly fungal meningitis is being linked to contaminated steroids that were shipped from the New England Compounding Center, located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Three lots of methylprednisolone acetate, tainted by a fungus were distributed throughout the United States and patients are developing fungal meningitis.